So here in the east today we're having a decent little snow event today and tomorrow, and conditions are the best so far all year at our local little mountain.
Even so, not all the trails are open yet, including the steeper terrain and most of the marked glades. The open trails are either relatively lower grade so the natural snow is enough of a base to ski, or they are snowmaking trails. That's not to say that they closed trails aren't skiable - they pretty much are, the biggest risk being some minor base damage.
So as I'm skiing today I see a patroller duck a rope and head to one of our steeper trails, quickly followed by three other guys (not in patrol uniforms). I skied an adjacent trail that was open and hit the lift line right behind these guys - who all loaded onto the quad together. I was wondering if it was just coincidence, until we got to they top and they all headed under that same rope again, led by the patroller. The last guy looked over at me - they were clearly checking to see if they had been seen - and when he took off I headed under the rope after them. I figured one run, why not - so we all bombed down it in nearly knee deep powder (the trail clearly had enough cover to be open).
They all got on the quad together again - by this time it was obvious they knew each other and were skiing together. I watched them duck the rope yet again but decided this time not to follow - it was snowing hard enough that the open trails were skiing great anyway.
So at your mountain what would happen to a patroller who was not only skiing closed trails himself, but clearly leading friends under the rope (they may have been off duty patrollers for all I knew).
FWIW, there is zero avalanche risk at this mountain - zero.